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Shockwaves Define & Shine Wax

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Brand: Shockwaves / Type: Hair Wax

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      30.09.2011 13:22
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      Create a look and know it'll stay put

      I have short hair and like to spike it at the back to create a different look. This wax is ideal for achieving the look I aim for. It seperates the hair and keeps it looking good for at least 10 hours by itself. (I also tend to put a layer of hairspray over the top to make it last even longer! The hairspray doesn't react with the wax which I have found a great plus for me.)

      It costs around the £2.60 mark and comes in a red funky-looking tub. To me it doesn't have a strong smell of wax like some other products have which I like. It also doesn't have a sticky texture and is very easy to apply. It can literally last for years as only a small amount is needed. You simply use a few pea-sized amounts, rub between the palms of your hands and apply to your hair. I also use it when I have my hair smooth to control any fly away pieces of hair. I also like that it gives a shiny effect when applied. This is a serious contender for an item I cold not live without.

      As with all hair products, it is a case of trying and experimenting and this is something which I would seriously recommend. It washes out easily which I find is a must with hair styling products.

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        05.04.2009 11:43
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        A very good hair product

        I have curly and unruly hair. When I was younger, I used to have my hair longer, and would often use gels or waxes to keep it under control as much as possible. Eventually, I gave up the fight and kept it short, and didn't need any product in my hair to keep it under control.

        However, from time to time it grows a little longer than I intend, and I need something to keep it under control. My wife saw this on offer the other week, in Superdrug I think, and she bought it for herself, although I have been using it too!

        As a define and shine wax, it is designed to increase the appearance of natural shine in your hair, and to be able to define the style a bit more. I'm aware that it's probably not the best thing to use for my hair, nor is it intended for short and curly necessarily. However, it does have a lot of hold, and it does the job for when I need it.

        My wife is very impressed with the effects it has on her hair, and says it keeps the shine and holds it for the majority of her working day. It's not a wax you can just brush out, apparently, so she finds she has to wash it out, but then she does wash her hair daily anyway.

        For me, I find it lasts as long as I need it to, and although I often run my hands through my hair, it stays there and means that if I do mess it up, there's enough in there to restyle it and keep it under control with this wax.

        It has a purple tint to it, quite a vibrant one, and it is a very soft wax, more like a gel, really. It smells quite sweet, although I can't put my finger on exactly what it smells like. A look at the contents/ingredients (if you can use that word for hair wax!!) doesn't help either, with a host of chemical names I've never heard of before and, quite frankly, worry me! There is ethanol and alcohol included, as you may expect with hair treatment products, but beyond that, nothing is particularly familiar.

        Shock Waves do have a good name for themselves, and it's no surprise that this is a quality product in my eyes. It does what it tells us it's going to do: defines, holds and adds shine, leaves your hair soft to the touch, and washes out easily. Overall, a highly recommended product. Expect to pay around the £2 mark for a 75ml tub.

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          10.07.2008 12:27
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          Makes my hair look great!

          I don't like my hair to look undefined and solid so my stylist advised I use a tiny bit of wax to create texture and definition. To me wax was just a guy thing for that slick look, I didn't think I could use it and make my hair look any good!

          I was advised to rub a pea-sized blob (no more than that) between my fingers then comb them through my hair. This is now what I do every time I do my hair. This makes my hair look effortlessly done but spot on.

          I have only ever used this particular wax and have no intentions of changing to another type as I have found it so good.

          This wax is purple with iridescent powder (I assume) mixed through it, this doesn't look glittery on your hair, you can't even see it but helps with shine. It smells nice too, just fresh.

          As it is wax I do find I need to wash my hands well after I have used it, not a big deal as with any hair product you do really don't you.

          It doesn't make my hair feel in any way greasy which is what I was most worried about it doing.

          The effects last all day (well until you wash it out) as it doesn't comb out. Washing it out is simple and I haven't found that I need to shampoo any more vigorously than usual.

          I buy mine in Tesco for £2.34 and that is a tub of 75ml, this lasts me months! It ends up being good value where I use such a tiny amount each time.

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